Well, it’s been something of a slow news week, so I thought I’d mention that Cartoon Network announced yesterday that The Venture Brothers has been picked up for a second season. Jackson Publick, one of the show’s creators, had this to say.
Here’s a little sample of why The Venture Brothers had me laughing out loud last night. From the episode named “Tag Sale, You’re It!” Dr. Venture is throwing a yard sale and it’s a veritable Who’s Who of villainy at the Venture Compound. The Monarch, who considers himself to be Dr. Venture’s arch-nemesis, is in attendance, as is his girlfriend, Dr. Girlfriend
Dr. Girlfriend: Sweetie, isn’t that the guy from Depeche Mode?
The Monarch: Oh, no way, where?! Holy crap, he’s with a girl.
Dr. Girlfriend: Oh yeah, that guy is totally straight. I saw a whole thing about him on the VH1.
The Monarch: But he’s the guy from Depeche Mode. That’s impossible!
Dr. Girlfriend: Straight.
The Monarch: Come on, he’s in Depeche Mode!
Dialog snippet snippetted from The Mantis-Eye Experiment, a very snazzy Venture Brothers fansite.
Last I heard, The Venture Brothers was just about to be greenlighted for a second season. This is a good thing, as the first season ended with quite the cliffhanger (in an homage to Easy Rider).
I caught up on the three most recent episodes (16, 17 and 18) of LOST last night. Unfortunately, there’s so much stuff on the TiVo right now (much of it owing to Laura’s vacation) that episode 15 — which I had not yet watched — was overwritten by CSI: NY or somesuch.
Potential spoilers follow.
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